2018 SCCAOR Officers and Directors Announced

The Santa Clara County Association of REALTORS® is proud to announce our election results for 2018 Leadership positions. Please help us congratulate these incoming Officers and Directors for 2018:

Officers
President: Kevin Cole
President-Elect: Gustavo Gonzalez
Vice-President: Doug Goss
Treasurer/Secretary: Sandy Jamison

Board of Directors
Director: Frank Cancilla
Director: Don Jessup
Director: Gabrielle Perez
Director: Tam Quach
Immediate Past President: Rick Smith
Director: Karen Nelsen – SCRA Representative

We would like to thank the following members who served on the 2018 Election Committee: Craig Gorman, Trisha Motter, Myron Von Raesfeld, Carl San Miguel, Karl Lee, Steve Hanleigh, Anne Hansen, Lisa Faria, Mike Bui, Mo Wise, Gema Smith, and Dennis Steinbach.

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Kristi Kennelly set to return to 2017 SCCAOR Convention & EXPO

SCCAOR is pleased to welcome back Kristi Kennelly of REALTOR.com to our 2017 Convention & EXPO. Her talk is titled: Crush-It with Disruption: How to Create Reactions & Close Business. She will dig into easy video production, useful apps, and tools that increase productivity. The class will be about real, tactical advice so you can immediately get noticed in your market.

Kristi is a nationally recognized speaker, well known for her high energy and engaging presentations that highlight the newest technologies for real estate practitioners. You will walk away inspired and ready to implement everything that you will learn in this dynamic session. The 2017 SCCAOR Convention & EXPO will take place on October 19th, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

Tickets for the SCCAOR Convention & EXPO are free for a limited time (ends Sept. 19th)

SCCAOR Members: Click here to register for free
Non-Members: Click here to register for free

THE SCCAOR MINUTE 08.02.2017

Highlights from this SCCAOR Minute
Register for the Convention & EXPO: Member Registration / Non-Member Registration
Register for the NHORA Top Producer panel: www.sccaor.com/nhora
SCCAOR is hiring an Events Coordinator: Click here for the job posting

THE SCCAOR MINUTE 07.14.2017

Highlights from this SCCAOR Minute
Click here for the Member Appreciation BBQ Photos
Click here for the blog post on the Parcel Tax
Click here to sign-up for the SCCAOR Government Affairs Weekly Wrap newsletter
Click here to register for the 27th Annual SCCAOR Convention & Tradeshow

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Contact Your Elected Officials

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Red Alert: SCCAOR Opposes SB 231 (Hertzberg) Sewer Tax

C.A.R. is OPPOSING SB 231 (Hertzberg), a bill that allows local governments to circumvent the State Constitution and Proposition 218 to tax property owners directly for costs related to stormwater infrastructure projects without the legally required voter approval. C.A.R opposes SB 231 because it uses legal “sleight of hand” to allow local governments to impose new taxes without required voter input. The bill will be considered by the ENTIRE Assembly as soon as Monday, June 19th.

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Open House Theft Alert + Safety Tips for REALTORS®

There have been several recently reported thefts that have occurred during open houses in Santa Clara County. Individuals have been attending open houses and signing in with a fake name, phone number, and address. They are commonly targeting two story houses so they have a better chance of creating separation between themselves and the REALTOR®. Common items that have been reported stolen include cash, wallets (out of purses), jewelry, and other small items. Sometimes the thief will do a quick walk through the house and then ask a question about the number of bedroom or bathrooms upstairs. They will then say that they missed a room and go back upstairs for a quick look. Many of the thefts are happening at this time. In many instances, the thief says that they are very interested in the property and plan on coming back later in the day with their spouse, but they never return.

Since holding open houses exposes you to people that you’ve never met before, it is critical that REALTORS® follow all possible safety precautions. Even a buyer that seems legitimate could quickly decide to steal a small item on a whim.  NAR has provided the following 10 tips for holding a safe open house:

  1. If possible, always try to have at least one other person working with you at the open house.
  2. Check your cell phone’s strength and signal prior to the open house. Have emergency numbers programmed on speed dial.
  3. Upon entering a house for the first time, check all rooms and determine several “escape” routes. Make sure all deadbolt locks are unlocked to facilitate a faster escape.
  4. Make sure that if you were to escape by the back door, you could escape from the backyard. Frequently, high fences surround yards that contain swimming pools or hot tubs.
  5. Have all open house visitors sign in. Ask for full name, address, phone number and email. Read more